Sweet Connections: Sandra Gail Lambert

Each week we will be connecting with our contributors showing where they have been, where they are now, and what’s up for the future.

Name: Sandra Lambert
Title of Piece published in Sweet: The Beginning and the End
Issue: 6.1


Find her:

Sandra resides in Gainesville, Florida. You can find out more about her at

What are some major accomplishments you have had since your Sweet publication?

The publication of A Certain Loneliness: A Memoir from the University of Nebraska Press/2018

Can you tell us about a current/ongoing project that you’re excited about?

These days I’m book touring with my recently published memoir—Miami Book Fair, Southern Festival of Books, Decatur Book Festival, and a variety of bookstores.

Who is your favorite author?

Recently, I wrote an article for LitHub on feminist science fiction of the 70s and 80s, so my mind is currently full of the brilliant work of writers such as Joanna Russ, Elizabeth A. Lynn, Octavia Butler, and Vonda McIntyre.

What is your favorite poem/essay/book?

Harriet McBryde Johnson’s Too Late to Die Young was essential to having a solid sense of myself as a writer.

What inspires you to write?

It makes me feel good. Even when I’m in a despair of  “I’m no good and never will be” torment, it feels good.

What is your favorite sweet?

My poet friend, Aliesa, makes a perfect key lime tart.

I don’t know if it’s as perfect as Aliesa’s, but Taste of Home says this recipe is the best.

Thank you, Sandra, for taking the time to reconnect with us. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

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